As cooler weather sets in, thoughts turn to fun outdoor activities for Fall. Crisp autumn leaves, cool temperatures, and warm cider can all make a family outing far more enjoyable. When you’re ready to head outside to enjoy some seasonal fun, consider one of the following local activities.
Visit a U Pick Farm
Consider stopping by a local pick your own farm to select the perfect apples or pears. Then take them home for fresh seasonal snacks or enjoy baking them into a warm treat that everyone can enjoy. Either way, it’s fun to get out, enjoy the weather, and spend some time selecting your own fruit.
Stop by a Pumpkin Patch
Swing by a pumpkin patch, take a look around and choose the perfect pumpkins to carve or decorate with. Many pumpkin farms also offer hayrides, corn mazes, and other seasonal activities for everyone to enjoy. Spend some time enjoying the crisp outdoor air while supporting a local farm.
Work on a Garden Project
Fall can be a great time to work on outdoor projects around the house. If you enjoy flowers, it’s the best time of year to start flowers from bulbs. You can add the flowers to your beds in the fall, then enjoy them the following year when they sprout. Visit your local garden center to learn more about the types of flowers that grow well in autumn, pick out a few, and start a seasonal family tradition that everyone’s sure to enjoy. As your flower beds grow each year, you’ll be able to enjoy watching this small amount of yearly effort compound.
Take a Local Ghost Tour
Many areas have great local ghost tours to enjoy throughout the fall season, as well. Keep an eye out for deals and coupons as the season winds to a close, and watch for ghost tours in historical areas. These often offer some of the most interesting tours, as they’re focused on the history of the area as well as any tall tales, legends, and ghost stories. A skilled tour guide can walk you through a historical area and provide you with information that makes you see it in an entirely new way.
If you’ve been looking for activities to do with your family, it may be time to consider planning some outdoor events for fall. Whether you visit a pick your own farm, a pumpkin patch, or dress up your own property, you’re sure to enjoy getting out and enjoying the beautiful weather as the temperature changes. Consider other local events as well, such as ghost tours and area-specific tourism, so that you can enjoy both the seasonal weather and your local community.